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Secrest 1883 Octagonal Barn

OWLS Secrest 1883 Octagonal Barn Tour

Join us for a tour of the Secrest 1883 Octagonal Barn in West Liberty Iowa!

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OWLS Secrest 1883 Octagonal Barn Tour
OWLS Secrest 1883 Octagonal Barn Tour

Time & Location

Jul 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Secrest 1883 Octagonal Barn , 5750 Osage St SE, West Liberty, IA 52776, USA

About the Event

Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls

Secrest 1883 Octagonal Barn

Thursday, July 18th

Reservations Required

The Clayton County Conservation Board and the Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls program has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit, to host a presentation called “If Barns Could Talk” presented by Rich Tyler at the Secrest Barn near West Liberty, Iowa, July 18th. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and Historical programs and grants to Iowa’s communities.

This year’s O.W.L.S. theme is “NEIA Farm and Ag Tour”, and July’s program is a visit to West Liberty, Iowa to see the Secrest 1883 Octagonal Barn and learn about Rich Tyler’s passionate journey to restore the amazing barn. Please meet at Osborne Park at 9:00 a.m. to carpool to our destination for the barn tour and presentation at 11:00 a.m. Please pack a lunch for a picnic at the site and join us for this fun day at the barn.

The address for the barn is: 5750 Osage St. SE, West Liberty, IA 52776

Reserve your spot today by calling (563) 245-1516 or visit the Osborne Nature Center. Osborne Nature Center is located on HWY 13 five miles south of Elkader. The center is open from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday-Friday. For more information on events visit

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